Oral Health Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice among Nursing Students in the North-Eastern Part of Rajasthan, India
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Abstract:
Background

Professional and paramedical students have a key role in oral health promotion. The aim of this study was to assess oral health–related Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice (KAP) among the nursing students in Rajasthan.

Materials and Methods

A cross‑sectional, questionnaire‑based study was carried out among 409 nursing students from five different institutes who were selected by simple random sampling. A 27‑item questionnaire was used to assess KAP. The resulting data were analyzed using frequency distribution.

Results

Over 50% of the students used toothbrush and toothpaste twice a day to maintain their oral hygiene. Besides, 41% recognized the importance of dental visit in case of gingival bleeding and knew that poor oral hygiene is responsible for bad breath.

Conclusions

Oral health–related behavior among the nursing students needs improvement. More educational and preventive programs should be organized to achieve better results.

Article Type:
Short Communication/Paper
Language:
English
Published:
Iranian Journal Of Nursing and Midwifery Research, Volume:24 Issue:5, 2019
Pages:
394 - 396
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